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Official Invitation Letter for VISA Purposes,
to attend the
XXVII General Assembly of the IAU

AUGUST 03 - 14, 2009 - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Citizens of some countries do need VISA for entering Brazil. More information can be found in our link Visa Information.

If your legal nationality is from one of such countries, you will need an invitation letter from the National Organizing Committee in order to apply for an entry permit to Brazil, no matter if you have permission to live in one country whose citizens do not need VISA to enter Brazil. Please fill in the following form to compose the invitation letter for your VISA application.

The invitation letter, signed by the Chair of the National Organizing Committee, will be send to you AFTER the registration has been started and at least one abstract has been submitted. You will be contacted via the email provided in your request, below, when the letter is going to sent to you via post and/or if there are any problems.

If you have any difficulties with your VISA application, please, contact us, describing the problem.

Title: Ms. Mr. Dr. Prof.
Full Name:
(as in your passport)
Passport Number:
Passport valid until:
Scientific Name, used in
Publications (e.g. in ADS)
Effective Participant or
Invited Guest2
If you are an Invited
Guest, who is the Effective
Participant (name)?
Are you registered as STUDENT? YES NO
Gender (female / male) female male
Country of Nationality3:
Address Line 14:
Address Line 2:
Zip Code:
Country of Address:
Phone Nr.:
Fax Nr.:
  1. Note that, according to Brazillian regulation, your passport must be valid until at least 6 (six) months after your first entry in Brazil, as specified in your VISA. For example, if you are going to enter Brazil for the XXVII IAU GA in the beginning of August, 2009, your passport must be valid at least until the beginning of February, 2010.
  2. Specify, please, if you are going to participate effetively of the whole program of General Assembly, or if you are an invited guest (spouse, daughter, son, friend, etc.) of an effective participant.
  3. We need to know your legal nationality. If you need VISA to enter Brazil and the country of your nationality is not listed in this form, please, contact us. Only countries whose citizens need an entry permit for visiting Brazil are listed in this part of the form.
  4. Postal address where to receive the paper copy of the invitation letter.
  5. It is mandatory to inform a valid e-mail address, otherwise the invitation letter for VISA purposes cannot be sent!

National Organizing Committee - NOC